Coronavirus has reached the definitive level of global pandemic based on the number of confirmed cases and deaths and the lack of containment.
Responding to the COVID-19 threat, the US State Department is asking that Americans do not travel on cruise ships until the virus has been contained. Cruise ship Diamond Princess is scheduled to dock in Oakland where passengers needing hospitalization will be cared for in California health care facilities. The ship’s crew will be quarantined and treated onboard.
U.S. citizens, especially with underlying conditions, should not travel by cruise ship. #CDC notes increased risk of #COVID19 on cruises. Many countries have implemented screening procedures, denied port entry rights to ships and prevented disembarking. https://t.co/jh93gZTkpC pic.twitter.com/jI6S0UceVg— Travel – State Dept (@TravelGov) March 8, 2020
In other news, tomorrow will be a mini-Super Tuesday with primaries in Idaho, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, South Dakota, and Washington.
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